Accidentally I found the easier way of iron mordant. This is not my discovery. Experts may already known and used it.
很偶然我的鐵鏽媒染有新發現, 可能專家們覺得我小兒科, 這鐵鏽媒染對我而言是簡單、快捷及不會太濃黑。且看做法.......
This is the way I make the iron mordant by wrapping the chiffon around a rusty pipe, clamp it with rusty clips. Pour vinegar diluted water over the bundle. Let it soaked, set aside in open area for some hours. For me 8-hour is fine to get fabric rusted. I've made two pieces.
This is one of it. Indeed rust prints are almost good enough.
My thought was to wrap with euc leaves to get bright orange color over brown rust marks. I bundled and boiled in clear water with some vinegar . After opening some brown rust marks got dark after boiling.
Rose leaves and euc silver dollars leaves are dark with some tie marks.
Though not as expected to have orange prints, I noted the brown rust "penetrated" fabric so most part got iron mordant to dark color in the boiling pot.
This one is longer
This one is wider with some bold euc leaves prints and a little purple.
I like the shades of dark and the tie marks.
I used to wrap with rusty objects and boil for some hours but it's too dark or fabric "rotten" by the iron objects. After this experiment I'll do my way to get fabric iron mordant so it would not be too dark.
Before I do not like much dark scarf but this gradation of colors even with a little purple in the middle. Loving it ........Thanks for Sandy D who taught me the way to do rust marks while we're in Spain.